Collection Filmcollectief - Gum Shoes
This silent movie is about hotel Marberry were 2 detectives work. Then the manager is called by one of the guests that stuff was stolen from out of the room. The two hoteldetectives are going to investigates and allthough I never have seen these two man, I must slighly think about Laurel & Hardy.
Run time 13:39Audio/Visual silent, black & whiteLanguage Dutch (only the text-blocks)
After a lot of trouble they find a gorilla from the circus which is stealing money from the guests and also two other people from the circus. At the end they went to the roof while the gorilla is "playing" with them and finally they fall from the building. That is also the end but it goes so quickly that it could be that there is another act.
Thanks to some downloaders, this movie is identified as "Gum Shoes" and released in 1935. The movie comes from a former movie rent-house which doesn't exist for at least 40 years. We also don't know which year it is but it shall be around the '30's. Further more the movie was very damaged in the beginning and we repaired it the best way for transferring.
www.filmcollectief.nl, Cor Draijer, who did the transfer from 16mm to MPEG
July 5, 2007
Looking for clues
I can't tell a whole lot, but it's more likely American, judging from the casualness with which the detectives carry guns. The clothing indicates late teens or early 20s to me, but I could be wrong about that. I'll watch some more and see if anything else leaps to the eye.
This is a bit of a long shot, but could it be "Hide and Seek, Detectives" from 1918? The IMDb page is
There's not a lot of information, but the two detectives seem to match the descriptions I could find for Heinie Conklin and Tom Kennedy. I couldn't find any pictures of either to verify that, though. The clothing and buildings seem to work well enough for 1918. The street scene, as seen from the top of the building, appears to have both cars and horse-drawn carts, which would also be consistent with the year.
Update: Trares, it looks like you're probably right. And here I was rabbiting on about clothing and horsecarts, as though I had a clue. Embarrassing.
June 9, 2007
Identity of movie
The movie is "Gum Shoes" from 1935, starring Tom Kennedy & Monte Collins.Ovbviously the sound is missing on this print.
See IMDB page for "Gum Shoes"